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December 31, 2016
Devils' John Moore being released from hospital after scary hit
Devils defenseman John Moore was taken to the hospital and then released after a scary hit Saturday against the Washington Capitals. NEWARK -- Devils defenseman John Moore was taken to a hospital, but was being released following a hit from Washington...
Devils crushed by Capitals in 6-2 loss | Rapid reaction
The New Jersey Devils had no answer for the Capitals in a 6-2 loss. NEWARK -- The Devils backed up one of their best defensive performances with one of their worst. The Capitals relentlessly found the back of the net, torching the Devils' defense in a 6-2 win...
Devils defenseman John Moore taken off on stretcher after hit into boards
Devils defenseman John Moore needed to be taken off on a stretcher after taking a hit in the team's game against the Capitals. NEWARK -- Devils defenseman John Moore took a check into the boards and needed to be stretchered off during the first period of the...
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals: LIVE score updates and chat (12/31/16)
Live updates for the Devils vs. Capitals on Dec. 31, 2016. NEWARK -- The Devils will aim to close December with three wins in five games when they host the Washington Capitals at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Prudential Center. Goalie Keith Kinkaid will...
Devils' Keith Kinkaid earns 2nd straight start over Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid will start in goal for the Devils for the second straight game over Cory Schneider. NEWARK -- Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid will make his second straight start for the Devils when the Devils host the Washington Capitals on 1 p.m. on Saturday at...
Devils still have areas to clean up on defense
The Devils said they still have areas to improve on defense. NEWARK -- The defense might be down, but the Devils looked closer to their expected form Thursday night. Sure, the Washington Capitals rattled off 44 shots, but many were visible and...
December 30, 2016
POLL: Which goalie should start for Devils Saturday vs. Capitals?
Should Cory Schneider or Keith Kinkaid start in goal for the Devils on Saturday vs. the Capitals? NEWARK -- Coach John Hynes remained uncommitted after Friday's practice on a starting goalie for Saturday when the Devils host the Washington Capitals. The Devils...
Devils' Miles Wood receives autograph, spares Alex Ovechkin from big hit
Devils rookie Miles Wood received a long-awaited autograph from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, and spared him from a body check he promised as an 11-year-old. WASHINGTON -- Miles Wood had to wait 10 years, but the Devils rookie winger finally got the...
How goalie Keith Kinkaid delivered a game the Devils desperately needed
Hear from Keith Kinkaid and others on how the goalie delivered a performance the team desperately needed.
December 29, 2016
Devils avoid turning 1 mental breakdown into meltdown
The Devils allowed a game-tying short-handed goal, but bounced back to earn a win over the Capitals. WASHINGTON -- Mistakes have come back to bite the Devils plenty in recent weeks, and one Thursday night had the makings to do the same. A game-tying short-handed...
Devils topple Capitals in 2-1 shootout win | Rapid reaction
The Devils beat the Capitals in a shootout. WASHINGTON -- The Devils nearly let one slip away, but they managed to grab a road win over the Washington Capitals. Michael Cammalleri and Jacob Josefson scored in the shootout, while goalie Keith Kinkaid made two saves...
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals: LIVE score updates and chat (12/29/16)
Live chat and updates for the New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals on Dec. 29, 2016. WASHINGTON -- The Devils will face off against the Washington Capitals for the first time this season at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Verizon Center. Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid...
Why Pavel Zacha is a healthy scratch for Devils vs. Capitals
Rookie forward Pavel Zacha is a healthy scratch for the Devils on Thursday vs. the Washington Capitals. WASHINGTON -- Forward Pavel Zacha will be a healthy scratch when the Devils visit the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The sixth overall pick of the 2015...
Photos tell story of N.J. pro/college sports in 2016
2016 brought struggles to Rutgers football, success and failure in New Jersey's NFL teams and a championship across the Delaware at Villanova.
How far has the Devils' defense fallen?
The Devils defense is struggling in ways unseen in New Jersey in more than 15 years. NEWARK -- Defense has been the backbone for the Devils' success for years, but this season, it has become more of a liability. Mistakes have ended up in the back of the net more...
December 28, 2016
Taylor Hall, Vern Fiddler injuries another blow for struggling Devils
The Devils will have to deal with injuries to Taylor Hall and Vern Fiddler while trying to climb out of last place in the Eastern Conference. NEWARK -- With left wing Taylor Hall day-to-day and center Vern Fiddler out three-to-four weeks, things look even...
Devils center Vern Fiddler week-to-week with lower body injury
Vern Fiddler will miss three-to-four weeks with a lower body injury. NEWARK - Devils center Vern Fiddler will miss three-to-four weeks due to a lower body injury, the team announced Wednesday. The veteran forward suffered the injury during Tuesday's 5-2...
Taylor Hall out again, will miss Devils game vs. Capitals
Taylor Hall is day-to-day with a lower body injury. NEWARK - Taylor Hall has been bitten by the injury bug again. The left winger did not practice with the Devils on Wednesday due to a lower body injury and has been ruled out of the team's game...
What doomed Devils vs. Penguins and what's next
Thanks to their 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, plus wins by the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders on Tuesday, the Devils sank to last place in the Eastern Conference. Another close game turned into a three-goal loss. Here are reactions from the Devils on the loss, where things went wrong...
December 27, 2016
Cory Schneider: Devils lacked urgency late vs. Penguins
Cory Scheider didn't see any urgency from the Devils in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins, despite trailing by one goal in the third period. NEWARK - Another rough finish capped off another tough night for goalie Cory Schneider and the Devils defense. The Devils...
Devils burned by another late goal, fall 5-2 to Penguins | Rapid reaction
A late goal in the second period opened the flood gates for the Penguins in a 5-2 win over the Devils. NEWARK - Another mistake late in a period burned the Devils. The Pittsburgh Penguins broke a tie game when defenseman Justin Schultz scored with 5.4 seconds left in...
WATCH: Devils' Taylor Hall dances through Penguins' defense, assists P.A. Parenteau goal
Watch Devils left wing Taylor Hall shred through the Penguins defense to set up a P.A. Parenteau goal. NEWARK - Taylor Hall made something out of nothing. After creating a turnover in the neutral zone during the first period of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh...
Devils' Taylor Hall on Sidney Crosby's scoring surge
Devils forward Taylor Hall explains what he's seen in from Penguins center Sidney Crosby that has led to his NHL-leading 25 goals. NEWARK - Sidney Crosby has been lighting up NHL teams all season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins center burned the...
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: LIVE score updates and chat (12/27/16)
Devils vs. Penguins live chat and score updates for Tuesday, Dec. 27. NEWARK - The Devils will host the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to start a stretch of six of eight games at the Prudential Center. The goalie...
What Nick Lappin, Yohann Auvitu gained while scratched from Devils' lineup
Nick Lappin and Yohann Auvitu both took a step back from the Devils' lineup and gained some valuable knowledge while watching. NEWARK - Nick Lappin has more time on the ice than he sometimes realizes. At least, that's what he's gathered from watching the past...
Devils lines vs. Penguins (12/27/16)
Devils lines vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Dec. 27. NEWARK - The Devils will complete a home-and-home with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they face off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Prudential Center. Goalie Cory Schneider will make his fifth straight start...
What needs to change in Devils' 3rd meeting with Penguins
How the Devils need to improve vs. Penguins. The defending Stanley Cup champions got the best of the Devils twice in Pittsburgh. Now the Devils get a crack at them on their home ice. The Devils will look to take advantage of their mental break and start fresh...
December 24, 2016
Cory Schneider, Devils need 'mental break' heading into holiday layoff way back in playoff chase
Devils are 1-7-1 in their last nine after heading into a holiday break with a 4-1 in Pittsburgh on Friday night. PITTSBURGH -- Devils goalie Cory Schneider is sick of all the bad breaks going against his team ... sick of all the losing. Christmas couldn't come at...
Takeaways from Devils' 4-1 loss to Penguins | Not enough to fight back
The Devils couldn't build off Thursday's 4-0 win over the Flyers, quickly returning to the loss column in a 4-1 defeat by the Penguins. Here are seven takeaways from the game as the Devils head into Christmas break.
Cory Schneider: Devils need to steal a win eventually
Cory Schneider said stealing a win against a tough team is overdue for the Devils. PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Playing against opponents within the Metropolitan Division means playing some of the top teams in the NHL. The Devils see the gauntlet in front of them, but...
December 23, 2016
Loss more on Devils' effort or Penguins' play?
Did the Devils completely revert to their losing ways, or did they just catch the Penguins on the wrong night? PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Just based on the scores, Thursday's and Friday's games were night and day for the Devils. Following arguably their best win of the season...
Devils overpowered by Penguins in 4-1 loss | Rapid reaction
The Devils were outmatched by the Penguins in a 4-1 loss. PITTSBURGH, Pa. - By the time the Devils showed any fight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was too late. The Devils generated just two first-period shots and fell behind by two goals in the first 25...
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: LIVE score updates and chat (12/23/16)
Devils vs. Penguins live chat for Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Devils will play their final game before a three-day holiday break when they hit the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. on Friday. Cory Schneider will make his third...
Why Devils goalie Cory Schneider is starting again vs. Penguins
Cory Schneider will start in goal for the second straight night for the Devils. PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Devils coach John Hynes has been very deliberate with his goalie rotation throughout this season. Cory Schneider has started 25 of the 33 games, while Keith...
WATCH: Devils' Miles Wood throws 'haymakers,' has fun fighting for first time in his life
Rookie left winger was involved in a very entertaining fight Friday night. PITTSBURGH -- It's looking like the Devils might have something special in this Miles Wood kid. Everyone knows the 21-year-old rookie left wing can skate like crazy, and he's shown in his...
How Devils punched their way out of losing streak
The Devils' seven-game losing streak came to an emphatic end with a dominating 4-0 win over the Flyers. Between physical plays and timely scoring, here's how the Devils got back on track.
December 22, 2016
How Devils responded to calls for more pride and passionate play
The Devils played with pride and physicality in response to being called out for a lack of both. NEWARK - Seeing forwards Luke Gazdic and Vern Fiddler, plus defenseman Seth Helgeson, drop the gloves isn't any surprise for the Devils. But when left wing...
Devils shoot, punch past Flyers to end 7-game slide | Rapid reaction
The Devils snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Flyers. NEWARK - Seven straight losses is enough to make any team mad. The Devils took those frustrations out on the Flyers. A fight-filled first period resulted in 16 total penalties, and the...
New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers: LIVE score updates and chat (12/22/16)
Devils vs. Flyers live updates and chat for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. NEWARK - The Devils will play their second Metropolitan Division home game of the season when they host the red-hot Flyers at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Prudential Center. The Devils have lost...
More lineup changes as Devils aim to end skid vs. Flyers
The Devils will insert another Albany call-up right into the lineup on Thursday against the Flyers. NEWARK - Another call-up from the Albany Devils will make his NHL season debut for the Devils. Defenseman Seth Helgeson was added the NHL roster Thursday morning...
GM Ray Shero on the state of the Devils
General manager Ray Shero spoke at length on Wednesday about the current state of the Devils, touching on plenty of topics from short-term turn around to long-term plans. Here are some of the key points and quotes from the GM.
December 21, 2016
Devils GM Ray Shero remains 100 percent behind coach John Hynes
Devils general manager Ray Shero remains committed to John Hynes as the team's coach. NEWARK - Devils general manager Ray Shero's trust in coach John Hynes has not wavered. Despite recent struggle and areas where Shero wants to see the team improve, the...
Ray Shero on how Devils end skid: 'Play (bleeping) harder"
Ray Shero gave some simple, blunt advice on how the Devils turn things around. NEWARK - Devils general manager Ray Shero provided one key for the Devils to break out of their seven-game losing streak and month-long funk in three words. "Play harder...
7 factors behind Devils' 7-game losing streak
Things went from bad to worse as the Devils fell completely flat in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, extending their losing streak to seven games.
Andy Greene: Devils' struggles on players, not coaches
Defenseman Andy Greene said the coaches are not to blame for Devils' recent struggles. NEWARK - Devils defenseman and captain Andy Greene was quick to say what needs to change for the Devils to snap their losing streak. Greene said the team's recent struggles...
December 20, 2016
Devils' loss to Predators another 'tough one to swallow'
The Devils were blunt about their poor performance in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. NEWARK - There was no beating around the bush in the Devils locker room. The Predators outmatched them from start to finish, handing the team their seventh straight loss...
Devils pummeled by Predators for 7th straight loss | Rapid reaction
The Devils gave up five straight goals to the Predators and were outplayed from start to finish. NEWARK - Any progress the Devils thought they made in their previous two games took a massive step backwards on Tuesday. Two goals in the first 7:15 gave the...
New Jersey Devils vs. Nashville Predators: LIVE score updates and chat (12/20/16)
Live chat and updates for the Devils vs. Predators on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. NEWARK - The Devils and Nashville Predators will wrap up their season series when they play at at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Prudential Center. The two teams played to overtime in...
What to watch for Devils vs. Predators | How to break a slump
The Devils will try to snap their six-game losing streak when they host the Nashville Predators at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Here are notes from the locker room and what to watch in the game.
Devils lines vs. Nashville Predators (12/20/16)
Devils lines for Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators. NEWARK - The Devils will try to snap a six-game losing streak when they return to the Prudential Center to host the Nashville Predators at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. After one of his stronger outings in...
Devils prospects update: Michael McLeod, Blake Speers, others at world juniors
Some Devils prospects are gearing up to represent their countries at the upcoming world juniors tournament, while others are in the midst of their respective seasons. Here's an update on 30 Devils prospects, ordered alphabetically.
December 19, 2016
8 takeaways from Devils' loss to Rangers | Why Damon Severson in shootout?
The Devils dropped their sixth straight game when the Rangers tied it late in regulation and later earned a 3-2 shootout win. Here's the good, the bad and the rest from Sunday's game.
December 18, 2016
More frustration after Devils can't close late lead
The Devils had another frustrating ending despite a winning effort against the Rangers. NEW YORK - The Devils never trailed the Rangers in regulation or overtime. They won the shot battle. They got a performance expected of goalie Cory Schneider. It still...
Devils have point ripped away in shootout loss to Rangers | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost the Rangers 3-2 in a shootout. NEW YORK - Kevin Hayes scored the winning goal, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped three of four shots, capping off a 3-2 shootout win for the Rangers over the Devils on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Mats...
New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers: LIVE score updates and chat (12/18/16)
Live updates and chat for the Devils vs. Rangers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. NEW YORK - The Devils will try to snap their five-game losing streak and avenge a loss to the Rangers last Sunday when they meet at 7:30 on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. The...
Devils' lineup changes vs. Rangers (12/18/16)
Here are the changes to the Devils' lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Rangers. NEW YORK - Coach John Hynes said the sense of urgency is the same for the Devils as it was on Day 1 of the 2016-17 season. Even with the team spiraling, entering Sunday night's...
December 17, 2016
Devils falls to Senators, 3-1, as losing streak hits 5
John Moore scores New Jersey's lone goal OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period, Mike Condon stopped 29 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Devils, 3-1, on Saturday night to snap a season-high three-game...
December 16, 2016
Ken Daneyko on how the Devils turn things around
Former Devils Ken Daneyko talks about ways for the Devils to end their losing streak. NEWARK - Ken Daneyko sees his former team trying to do too much to snap out of their current funk. Instead of the Devils trying to make the perfect play or pass, the...
December 15, 2016
Devils blow 2-goal lead in 5-2 loss to Blues | Rapid reaction
The Devils blew a 2-0 lead in a 5- loss to the Blues. The Devils couldn't have asked for a better start before everything went downhill against the St. Louis Blues. The Devils scored the first two goals of the night before seeing the lead quickly evaporate, with...
New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues: LIVE score updates and chat (12/15/16)
Live chat and updates for the Devils vs. St. Louis Blues on Thursday, Dec. 15. The Devils will wrap up their season series with the St. Louis Blues when they play at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Scottrade Center. The teams also played last Friday at the...
5 Things to watch for Devils vs. Blues
The Devils have lost three straight by games a combined 11 goals. After two intense days of practice, here are five things to watch when the Devils play the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday.

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